As I laid next to JediYeled, putting him to bed, he looked at me and said, “you’ll get through this!”
Does he see the stress on my face and hear it in my voice over these past two weeks since the fire at TBS? Yes, he’s acutely aware of where I am. So often my little boy knows exactly how I’m feeling.
I looked at him and said, “Yes, I will…we will. This will only make me stronger.”
And then he said, “Chazak, Chazak, v’neet’chazeik – be strong, be strong and we will be strengthened!”
Dang, he’s smart! This Shabbat we finished reading the book of Exodus. And as we finish reading a book of Torah we say, “Chazak, Chazak, v’neet’chazeik – be strong, be strong and we will be strengthened!” I don’t think JediYeled knew we were reading Parashat Pekudei, but he sensed it. And we start a new month, Adar 2. Another ending. And a new secular month, March.
While there are endings, there are many great beginnings too – a new book of Torah, two new months, and a new future.
JediYeled, I’ll get through this, we’ll get through this and yes, from strength we will be strengthened!